Ebina General Hospital

Kawasaki, Japan

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Kawasaki, Japan
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Yuhara H.,University of California at Berkeley | Yuhara H.,Ebina General Hospital | Steinmaus C.,University of California at Berkeley | Steinmaus C.,U.S. Environmental Protection Agency | And 5 more authors.
American Journal of Gastroenterology | Year: 2011

Objectives: Diabetes mellitus (DM) has been associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). The American College of Gastroenterology Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Screening 2008 recommend that clinicians be aware of an increased CRC risk in patients with smoking and obesity, but do not highlight the increase in CRC risk in patients with DM. To provide an updated quantitative assessment of the association of DM with colon cancer (CC) and rectal cancer (RC), we conducted a meta-analysis of case-control and cohort studies. We also evaluated whether the association varied by sex, and assessed potential confounders including obesity, smoking, and exercise. Methods: We identified studies by searching the EMBASE and MEDLINE databases (from inception through 31 December 2009) and by searching bibliographies of relevant articles. Summary relative risks (RRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated with fixed-and random-effects models. Several subgroup analyses were performed to explore potential study heterogeneity and bias. Results: DM was associated with an increased risk of CC (summary RR 1.38, 95% CI 1.26-1.51; n=14 studies) and RC (summary RR 1.20, 95% CI 1.09-1.31; n=12 studies). The association remained when we limited the meta-analysis to studies that either controlled for smoking and obesity, or for smoking, obesity, and physical exercise. DM was associated with an increased risk of CC for both men (summary RR 1.43, 95% CI 1.30-1.57; n=11 studies) and women (summary RR 1.35, 95% CI 1.14-1.53; n=10 studies). For RC, there was a significant association between DM and cancer risk for men (summary RR 1.22, 95% CI 1.07-1.40; n=8 studies), but not for women (summary RR 1.09, 95% CI0.99-1.19; n=8 studies). Conclusions: These data suggest that DM is an independent risk factor for colon and rectal cancer. Although these findings are based on observational epidemiological studies that have inherent limitations due to diagnostic bias and confounding, subgroup analyses confirmed the consistency of our findings across study type and population. This information can inform risk models and specialty society CRC screening guidelines. © 2011 by the American College of Gastroenterology.


PubMed | Tokyo Women's Medical University and Ebina General Hospital
Type: | Journal: Diabetes/metabolism research and reviews | Year: 2016

There are no reports of very long follow-up studies of pregnant women with type 2 diabetes after delivery. Here we describe cases of Japanese women whom we treated for 20 to 50years after deliveries to investigate the relationship between blood glucose control and diabetic complications.In Japan, the prevalence of type 1 diabetes is very low, and we have very few long-term follow-up cases with type 1 diabetes. Therefore, we chose to describe subjects with type 2 diabetes only. We present data on a total of 80 deliveries, 68 cases, treated by one of us (Y.O.) for more than a 50-year period. They are divided into 4 groups based on duration of treatment after delivery: more than 50years (1 delivery, 1 patient), 40 to 49years (13 deliveries, 11 patients), 30 to 39years (19 deliveries, 16 patients), and 20 to 29years (47 deliveries, 40 patients). Their present average ages in these 4 groups are 77, 72.4, 65.9, and 55.5years, respectively. Their average HbA1c levels at last visit, in May 2014, are 8.2%, 7.6%.,7.2%, and 8.3%, respectively.Despite elevated HbA1c levels, they had relatively few complications: 40% (no retinopathy), 43.8% (simple retinopathy), and 12.5% (treated with photocoagulation); 67.5% (no albuminuria), 26.3% (albuminuria), and 6.3% (treated with renal transplantation or hemodialysis). Therefore, even if glycemic control is not ideal, nonstop treatment of Japanese women for type 2 diabetes after deliveries is effective to prevent diabetic complications.Long-term attention to care of diabetes after pregnancy may be preventive of diabetic complications in other populations as well.


Kamiya K.,Kitasato University | Nakanishi M.,Yamato Municipal Hospital | Ishii R.,Kitasato Institute Medical Center Hospital | Kobashi H.,Ebina General Hospital | And 3 more authors.
Eye (Basingstoke) | Year: 2012

PurposeTo assess the additive effect of diquafosol tetrasodium on sodium hyaluronate monotherapy in patients with dry eye syndrome.MethodsThis study evaluated 64 eyes of 32 patients (age: 62.6±12.8 years (mean±SD)) in whom treatment with 0.1% sodium hyaluronate was insufficiently responsive. The eyes were randomly assigned to one of the two regimens in each patient: topical administration of sodium hyaluronate and diquafosol tetrasodium in one eye, and that of sodium hyaluronate in the other. Before treatment, and 2 and 4 weeks after treatment, we determined tear volume, tear film break-up time (BUT), fluorescein and rose bengal vital staining scores, subjective symptoms, and adverse events.ResultsWe found a significant improvement in BUT (P0.049, Dunnett test), fluorescein and rose bengal staining scores (P0.02), and in subjective symptoms (P0.004 for dry eye sensation, P0.02 for pain, and P0.02 for foreign body sensation) 4 weeks after treatment in the diquafosol eyes. On the other hand, we found no significant change in these parameters after treatment in the control eyes.ConclusionsIn dry eyes, where sodium hyaluronate monotherapy was insufficient, diquafosol tetrasodium was effective in improving objective and subjective symptoms, suggesting its viability as an option for the additive treatment of such eyes. © 2012 Macmillan Publishers Limited All rights reserved.


Doctors in any department should have at least minimum knowledge of Kampo medicines. However, doctors who specialize in neurology often have inadequate knowledge of Kampo medicines. The efficacy of Kampo medicines in treating intractable diseases such as neurodegenerative diseases is not adequately understood and needs to be investigated in the future. On the other hand, Kampo medicines are often effective for treating common symptoms such as headache, dysesthesia, pain, and vertigo, encountered in daily medical practice. Because many patients suffer from these symptoms, the impact of these symptoms on our society is not small, even though the causes of these symptoms are not crucial. Having the skill to prescribe even a dozen or so Kampo medicines (for example, goshuyuto, goreisan, goshajinkigan, sokeikakketsuto) increases the treatment options and may be very beneficial in daily medical practice. In this article, I provide instructions on the use of representative Kampo medicines and present some case reports to elucidate their use. Amassing and sharing clinical experiences regarding the use of Kampo medicines would strengthen the medical evidences of Kampo medicines.


Sugihara F.,Ebina General Hospital
Japanese Journal of Clinical Radiology | Year: 2010

The patient was a 80-year-old woman with long-term hemodialysis. Abdominal CT showed high-density area with strong artifact in stomach. Because the foreign body ingestion such as a button battery was suspected, emergency endoscope was performed. However there was no foreign body in the stomach, it turned out to have taken lanthanum carbonate hydrate without chewing. We should keep in mind that sometimes needed for distinguishing this drug from foreign body ingestion.


Hiramatsu Y.,Okayama University | Shimizu I.,The Sakakibara Heart Institute of Okayama | Omori Y.,Ebina General Hospital | Nakabayashi M.,Aiiku Hospital
Endocrine Journal | Year: 2012

Glycemic control is an important issue in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and in diabetic pregnant women. We determined the reference intervals of glycated albumin (GA) and hemoglobin A1c(HbA1c) as glycemic control markers in healthy Japanese pregnant women and analyzed their time courses and factors that influence these variables during pregnancy. 676 women were screened for the present study. After the exclusion of non-pregnant and puerperal women, 574 women were studied to determine the reference intervals. HbA1c, GA, casual plasma glucose, urinary glucose, urinary protein, and body mass index (BMI) (non-pregnancy) were measured. HbA1c levels significantly decreased in the second trimester of pregnancy and increased in the third trimester, while GA levels significantly decreased towards the third trimester. Casual plasma glucose levels decreased in the first trimester and subsequently remained constant. The reference intervals of GA and HbA1c in the healthy pregnant women were 11.5-15.7% and 4.5-5.7%, respectively. GA levels were lower (p<0.01) and HbA1c levels were higher (p<0.05) in pregnant women with proteinuria. In the obese group, GA levels were lower (p<0.01) than those of the control group (18.5≤ BMI <25kg/m 2), and HbA1c levels were higher (p<0.01) than those of the control group. On the basis of the results of this multicenter study, the reference intervals of GA and HbA1c in healthy Japanese pregnant women were determined. Strict glycemic control is essential to reduce perinatal complications. GA appears to be a useful marker for pregnant women, since it can be measured easily and changes rapidly and markedly. © The Japan Endocrine Society.


Kobayashi T.,Ebina General Hospital | Tadokoro H.,Ebina General Hospital | Matsumoto K.,Ebina General Hospital
Internal Medicine | Year: 2013

A woman over 70 years of age presented with anemia and appetite loss. She had no history of blood transfusions, although she had been receiving iron infusions for anemia for seven years. She had an elevated serum ferritin level (7,951 ng/mL) one month before admission. Abdominal computed tomography showed increased hepatic density and echocardiography showed normal heart valves and heart-wall motion. The patient eventually experienced atrial tachycardia and atrial fibrillation and died of heart failure. An autopsy revealed iron deposits in the liver, pancreas, adrenal glands, thyroid gland, gastric mucosa and myocardium. Ironoverload cardiomyopathy was diagnosed based on the iron deposits, myocardial disarray and interstitial fibrosis. © 2013 The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine.


Sugamata A.,Tokyo Medical University | Yoshizawa N.,Tokyo Medical University | Shimanaka K.,Ebina General Hospital
Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery | Year: 2013

Many authors have advocated early surgical intervention to avoid muscle degeneration in patients with blowout fractures with evidence of extraocular muscle entrapment imaged under computed tomography. However, there is still no golden standard with regard to the target timing of operations for releasing extraocular muscle. Between January 2002 and December 2011, the authors treated eight cases of blowout fracture with extraocular muscle entrapment. Notes from presumed cases of blowout fracture were retrospectively reviewed for information relating to surgical treatment and prognosis. In this series, a patient who was operated on 7 hours after injury showed the quickest recovery from diplopia. In contrast, a patient who was operated on 18 days after injury showed persistent diplopia for 2 years. Nevertheless, in patients who were operated on 3-11 days after injury, there was no obvious correlation between the outcome and the number of days between injury and the operation. It is concluded that, when emergency surgical intervention within several hours is not possible, it should be performed as soon after the injury as possible in order to prevent the increase of predictive fibrosis around the extraocular muscle. © 2013 Informa Healthcare.


PubMed | Ebina General Hospital and Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Type: | Journal: Case reports in otolaryngology | Year: 2016

Symmetric lipomatosis is definitively characterized by symmetric, tumorous lipomatous proliferation of adipose tissue that often develops in the head and neck, shoulders, and upper trunk. However, in the oral region, symmetric lipomatosis of the tongue (SLT) is an extremely rare condition related to generalized lipidosis that is often caused by chronic alcoholism. It is characterized by multiple symmetric lipomatous nodules and diffuse bilateral swelling located within the tongue. We report an extremely rare case of SLT arising in an 80-year-old man with a long history of alcoholic liver cirrhosis. He exhibited multiple soft nodular protrusions on the bilateral margin of the tongue presenting as macroglossia for years. Although MR imaging showed multiple fatty masses on both sides of the tongue, there was no elevated tumor mass on the bilateral margin. The patient underwent bilateral partial glossectomy under general anesthesia. Histopathologically, the resected tumor exhibited diffuse infiltration with mature adipose tissue lacking a fibrous capsule. Due to the lipidosis and the unusual presentation of multiple lesions, the lesion was ultimately diagnosed as SLT. At present, after surgery, the patient wears a full-denture and is in excellent condition, with no sign of recurrence, improved QOL, and recovery of masticatory, articulatory, and speech intelligibility functions.


PubMed | Ebina General Hospital
Type: Case Reports | Journal: Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy | Year: 2016

A 42-year-old woman visited our hospital with high fever and general malaise. A CT examination revealed that she had carcinoma of the left breast with axillary lymph node metastases and multiple bone metastases. A blood test showed anemia, thrombopenia and the existence of blast-like cells. Adenocarcinoma cells were detected in a bone marrow aspiration specimen, and the patient was diagnosed with disseminated carcinomatosis of the bone marrow. Systemic chemotherapy with paclitaxel plus bevacizumab was initiated while a blood transfusion was performed. Her symptoms improved, and the blood test results normalized. Disseminated carcinomatosis of the bone marrow is reported to have a poor prognosis, but paclitaxel plus bevacizumab is a possible effective chemotherapy.

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